Black Water
Composer: John Duffy
Librettist: Joyce Carol Oates
Other Artistic Personnel: Gordon Edelstein, stage director; Alan Johnson, conductor
Original Cast: Karen Burlingame (Kelly Kelleher); Erin Langston (Sarah Connor); Stephanie Buckley (Buffy St. John); Wilbur Pauley (Roy Annick); David Lee Brewer (Lucius Smith); Patrick Mason (The Senator); Kent Smith (Dwight Murphy); Tara Venditti (Michelle Ravel); Kimberly Graham (Jenny O'Brien); John Savarese (Graeme Winthrop).
Premiere Date: April 27, 1997
Producing Company: American Music Theater Festival
Description: Based on the incident at Chappaquiddick, told from the point of view of the drowning young woman.
Character List (Major): Karen Burlingame (Kelly Kelleher); Erin Langston (Sarah Connor); Stephanie Buckley (Buffy St. John); Wilbur Pauley (Roy Annick); David Lee Brewer (Lucius Smith); Patrick Mason (The Senator); Kent Smith (Dwight Murphy); Tara Venditti (Michelle Ravel); Kimberly Graham (Jenny O'Brien); John Savarese (Graeme Winthrop)
Reviews: Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times; Alan Rich, LA Weekly; Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly; Nicole Plett, U.S. 1 Newspapaper, April 23, 1997
Comments: BLACK WATER was presented in June in Maine and will be presented at L.A. Theatre Works in Los Angeles in July.
Chorus: SATB Chorus
Orchestration: cl (fl), tpt, pf, perc, vln, vc; Alt Orchs: vln, vc, pf / pf, perc / or pf
Musical Style: Chamber Opera
Contact: John Duffy
Address: 30 Chestnut Street
Camden, ME 04843
E-mail Address: jduffy@acadia.net
Phone: 207-230-0004
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schott-music.com
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